If we had a dollar for every time we've heard the phrase "our game will ship when it's done
" from a developer, we'd have enough money to ... buy Halo Wars
when it's eventually released. Despite MS tagging the game as one of it's biggies for '08 back in January
, the Ensemble Studios
developed RTS set in Master Chief's 'hood is seeming a little more iffy for this year.
First off, the game missed the recent Xbox Spring Showcase
in May. Now Graham Somers, Ensemble's community manager, has uttered the words "when," "it's," and "done" one after another in an interview with Halo Wars Addict
. Somers' answer came when asked if the game will hit in 2008 or 2009.
We have been seeing a pickup in new details on the game
recently – which is promising – and will hopefully have something more solid to go on than those three dreaded words
come E3 next month. That said, can someone please put a dollar in the jar labeled "WID" on their way out? Thanks.